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Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 2:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 2:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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A Conversation with Lauren Groff: Matrix

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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Save your spot for a virtual live event with Lauren Groff, the New York Times-bestselling author of our October Buzz Pick of the Month, Matrix, as well as Fates & Furies, Florida and other novels and short story collections. Joined in conversation with Gail Vinett, Lead Content Manager at Ingram Content Group, Lauren will discuss her latest novel, a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around.

Register now and you’re entered to win a signed copy of Matrix!

 

 

Lauren Groff

October Buzz Pick Author

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won the Story Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Groff’s work regularly appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and else­where, and she was named one of Granta’s 2017 Best Young American Novelists.

Gail Vinett

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Gail Vinett has been a buyer in the product department at Ingram for almost twenty years. Prior to that she was a bookseller at a large independent bookstore in Nashville.

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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION



“A relentless exhibition of Groff’s freakish talent. In just over 250 pages, she gives us a character study to rival Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell .” – USA Today


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Join two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies discussing her new NYT Bestseller!

Full Moon Oracle Night!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Masks are required for in-person events.

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Happy Full Moon, friends! Join local artists Irene Mudd (creator of the Guided Hand Tarot) and Lindsey Cummins (creator of the Terra Oracle deck and guidebook) as they discuss the basics of using card decks for meditation and divination. Mudd and Cummins discuss many aspects of the featured decks and tips on using the cards to your best and most positive advantage. Come with all your questions - all levels of experience welcome!

After a short intermission to set up the room, friends (come with a friend or make some new ones!) can gather around tables to try out readings and trade insights. Sure to be a warm and friendly night for a beautiful and chilly October evening.

 

Irene and Lindsey's decks will be available the night of event, along with many other decks and books from our always fantastic inventory. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Join local artists Irene Mudd and Lindsey Cummins for a tarot/oracle deck summit!

Dr. William H. Turner presents The Harlan Renaissance

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Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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The Harlan Renaissance is an intimate remembrance of kinship and community in eastern Kentucky’s coal towns written by one of the luminaries of Appalachian studies, William Turner. Turner reconstructs Black life in the company towns in and around Harlan County during coal’s final postwar boom years, which built toward an enduring bust as the children of Black miners, like the author, left the region in search of better opportunities.

The Harlan Renaissance invites readers into what might be an unfamiliar Appalachia: one studded by large and vibrant Black communities, where families took the pulse of the nation through magazines like Jet and Ebony and through the news that traveled within Black churches, schools, and restaurants. Difficult choices for the future were made as parents considered the unpredictable nature of Appalachia’s economic realities alongside the unpredictable nature of a national movement toward civil rights.

Unfolding through layers of sociological insight and oral history, The Harlan Renaissance centers the sympathetic perspectives and critical eye of a master narrator of Black life.

 
“Bill Turner knows more about black life and culture in the mountains of the American South than anybody in the world.” — Alex Haley || Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots & The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“A warm and insightful memoir of Black life in Appalachia’s coal camps that offers a bounty of correctives to the persistent myth that all mountain people are white and all poverty is self-made.”
Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia

“Heartfelt portraits that are original, compelling, revelatory, and deeply human.”
David Ritz, author of Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

“One of the oldest and most enduring myths about the Appalachian Mountains is that they are now and always have been overwhelmingly populated by white Scots-Irish. Dr. William H. Turner has written a new book, The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns, that kills that myth about whiteness and, for good measure, buries several more myths as well.”
Daily Yonder

“It’s a book only Turner could write, and without it, this slice of American culture would be lost forever.”
Berea College Magazine

 

William H. Turner, PhD, the fifth of ten children, was born in 1946 in the coal town of Lynch, Kentucky, in Harlan County. His grandfathers, father, four uncles and older brother were coal miners.

Bill has spent his professional career studying and working on behalf of marginalized communities, helping them create opportunities in the larger world while not abandoning their important cultural ties. He is best-known for his ground-breaking research on African-American communities in Appalachia, but Bill’s work is universal. As an academic and a consultant, he has studied economic systems and social structures in the urban South and burgeoning Latino communities in the Southwest. What he strives for on behalf of his clients and their communities is what we all want: prosperity, understanding and respect.

Today, Bill and his wife, Vivian – the retired President of the R.J. Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem, N.C. – live near their children and grandchildren in Houston.

The Harlan Renaissance: Stories of Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781952271212
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Published: West Virginia University Press - October 1st, 2021

A personal remembrance from the preeminent chronicler of Black life in Appalachia.

The Harlan Renaissance is an intimate remembrance of kinship and community in eastern Kentucky’s coal towns written by one of the luminaries of Appalachian studies, William Turner.


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“Bill Turner knows more about black life and culture in the mountains of the American South than anybody in the world.” — Alex Haley || Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Roots & The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Elin Hilderbrand presents Troubles In Paradise

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:30pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Masks are required for in-person events.

This is an author appearance, registration is required. On Sale October 1st at noon, online only HERE.

INCLUDES copy of the new paperback edition of Troubles In Paradise! Guests will be admitted into the event space for book signing and meet and greet one group at a time, in alphabetical order, beginning at 5:30 for groups A and B. Please arrive with your entire group if you wish to be photographed. Line tickets will have a group letter on them and may be picked up with book(s) starting at 4:30pm on the day of event (please present an ID or printout of your order confirmation). Subsequent group admission line-up will be announced, feel free to browse the store while you wait. This is a signing line only, no presentation.

 

'What do you do once you've become Queen of the Summer Novel and mastered the art of the Christmas novel? You start a new series, of course! This Fall, the incomparable Elin Hilderbrand brings us to St. John for the first novel in her new The Paradise series... Another compulsively readable hit by Hilderbrand.' - PopSugar

'A new series from Nantucket author Elin Hilderbrand-that's set in St. John!' - Modern Mrs. Darcy

'With great verve, [Hilderbrand] has done it again with her latest novel, WINTER IN PARADISE, the first book in a planned trilogy. She is witty and engaging, and keeps her readers intrigued with a memorable set of characters... As always, she delivers a story with much detail, weaving her characters and storylines expertly... Be prepared to read a fast-paced and entertaining novel for several hours, which will keep you longing for the second book in the series.' - Bookreporter

'The perfect vacation read.' - Hasty Book List

'As she does in her books set on Nantucket, Hilderbrand excels at establishing a setting (the food! the luxury! the sea turtles!) that will inspire wanderlust...Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer blockbuster; her fans will be thrilled that she's looking to take on winter.' - Booklist

'This fast-paced novel offers the voices of several different characters, as well as a hefty load of intrigue.' - New York Journal of Books

 

Elin Hilderbrand is the mother of three three-sport athletes, an aspiring fashionista, a dedicated jogger, a world explorer, an enthusiastic foodie, and a grateful breast cancer survivor. She spends part of every winter writing on St. John.

 

 

Troubles in Paradise Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316435628
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 5th, 2021

Travel to the bright Caribbean for love, romance, and passion in this sizzling summer read from a nationally bestselling author and "Queen of the Summer Novel" (People).

After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life.


Golden Girl Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316420082
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

In this #1 bestselling page-turner from "the queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine), a Nantucket novelist has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

On a perfect June day, Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, is killed in a hit-and-run


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This is an author appearance, registration is required. On Sale October 1st at noon, online only.

Community Book Club: In The Distance

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

In The Distance by Hernan Diaz

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https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86732399548
Meeting ID: 867 3239 9548

 

A young Swedish boy, separated from his brother, becomes a man; the man, despite himself, becomes a legend and outlaw.


Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness.

Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West.


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A young Swedish boy, separated from his brother, becomes a man; the man, despite himself, becomes a legend and outlaw.

George Ella Lyon presents Back to the Light

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Masks are required for in-person events.

Acclaimed poet George Ella Lyon returns with a brilliant new collection that traces the arc of a woman's life from girlhood to mature womanhood. In answer to the first poem, "Little Girl Who Knows Too Much," Lyon embarks on a journey from a child who was silenced to "Some Big Loud Woman" who claims the right to a voice. Along the way she meets allies and guides including Dickinson, Woolf, Mary Travers, Grace Paley, and the giver of dreams. As sailors once navigated by the stars, so Lyon navigates by these luminaries. They are not distant, though. Their light is always near.

Alternately witty, tender, shocking, and visionary, Back to the Light reveals the reunion of body and spirit, truth and story. In the process, it demonstrates the power of poetry to liberate and to heal.

George Ella Lyon, a former Kentucky Poet Laureate, is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for children and adults. Among her poetry collections are Voices of Justice, Many-Storied House, She Let Herself Go, Voices from the March on Washington (Cybils Award for Poetry) , and Catalpa (Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year). Her poem "Where I'm From" is featured in the PBS series The United States of Poetry and has become a model for teachers around the world. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Back to the Light: Poems Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813181158
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - April 6th, 2021

Acclaimed poet George Ella Lyon returns with a brilliant new collection that traces the arc of a woman's life from girlhood to mature womanhood. In answer to the first poem, "Little Girl Who Knows Too Much," Lyon embarks on a journey from a child who was silenced to "Some Big Loud Woman" who claims the right to a voice.


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Acclaimed poet George Ella Lyon returns with a brilliant new collection that traces the arc of a woman's life from girlhood to mature womanhood.

Kevin Gibson debuts This Used to Be Louisville

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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Masks are required for in-person events.

 

Have you ever walked past a building or location in your city and thought, “I wonder what that used to be?” Well, if you live in Louisville, you’re about to get some answers to that question in This Used to Be Louisville. From “the old Sears building” that continues to be used as a directional touchpoint to a downtown theater that has been frozen in time, you’ll get a tour of these places paired with stories that will inform and sometimes surprise. In the process, it may just get you wondering about the many people a hundred years ago that traversed those places in a completely different context. Local author Kevin Gibson turned his natural interest in comparing present to past into a book that looks into a wide variety of locales that contribute to the city’s legacy. And when it’s all said and done, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of Louisville’s history and culture, from major historical landmarks to neighborhood businesses to the Louisvillians who made these places important.

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Kevin Gibson has been a professional writer for more than three decades, having written about restaurants, beer, bourbon, sports, night life, music and plenty more. Growing up in the Louisville area, he became fascinated with local history and culture, right down to his own neighborhood of Clifton. When he’s not busy writing books about Louisville, like the one you hold in your hand, he’s likely hanging out at a brewery with his hound dog, Atticus, or making homemade hot sauce with peppers from his garden

This Used to Be Louisville Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9781681063416
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Published: Reedy Press - September 15th, 2021

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Have you ever walked past a building or location in your city and thought, “I wonder what that used to be?” Well, if you live in Louisville, you’re about to get some answers to that question.

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